...that I turned into this...
...but there were SO many sequins left over! I just couldn't let them go to waste.
I grabbed one of the sleeves...
...and got to work!
So, because of the shape of the sleeve - large and poufy - I had an idea right off the bat. This was going to become a purse! I grabbed some thread...
...and began to stitch closed the bottom portion of the sleeve, which was the elastic end that fell at the elbow. I hand stitched away...
...until the bottom of the purse was completely closed.
Next it was time to craft a strap! Using some thin gold ribbon from May Arts, I measured five strands of 24" each...
...and stitched them together on each side of the sleeve. The portion of the sleeve that hit the shoulder of the dress was now becoming the flap of the purse, so the straps were getting attached right on each side of the flap.
With the new strap stitched in place, a quick tassel made with extra ribbon, and a bit of velcro added to keep the flap closed, my purse was complete!
How chic does this look??
Um, this purse used to be the sleeve of a dress.
I love that it's a little extra bling and shine to accompany this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent cocktail dress. It totally makes this look pop!
I'm going to start wearing this everywhere!!
No, but seriously. Everywhere.
From old sleeve to the chicest new accessory added to my collection.
I'm one happy gal!!